[Podcast] 5 Important Questions Companies Should Ask Before Hiring Global HR Partners

Posted by Anke Corbin on Mar 22, 2018

podcast_image_460.jpgNeed to find expert HR services in foreign countries? Not sure what characteristics to look for and the right questions to ask? 

Our expert guest is Adam Sheffield, the president of Global PEO Services. Global PEO Services (GPS) helps companies hire employees fast without having to set up legal entities in foreign jurisdictions and deal with related HR, Benefits, Payroll, Tax, and Accounting issues.

Adam provides us with some quick tips for effectively evaluating and then hiring international HR services. This podcast goes through 5 important questions companies should ask when doing their research for HR partners around the world.

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Topics: PODCASt, consulting, international HR, Int'l HR, global peo, HR podcast, Global HR, PEO

Important EU Labor Law Changes For 2018 – Part 1

Posted by ann stewart zachwieja on Mar 13, 2018


EU-FlagEvery year there are changes to EU labor laws and 2018 is no exception. For an overview and insight into key changes that will impact companies who employ EU citizens, we spent some time with industry experts Ragu Bhargava, Co-Founder and CEO of Global Upside, and Gita Bhargava, Co-Founder and COO of Mihi. Both Global Upside and Mihi make it their business to be on top of labor laws around the world to help their customers maintain compliance, keep employees happy, and manage their costs.

Here are some of the most noteworthy changes and proposed changes to stay on top of in HR and labor law, that we’d like to share.

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Topics: Europe, int'l legal, Int'l HR, European Union, EU Labor Regulations, France Labor Law, EU Labor Law, Germany Labor Law, UK Labor Law

[Podcast] Why A Subsidiary In Bavaria Germany Is Ideal For This American Biotech Company

Posted by James Hrivnak on Mar 7, 2018

Globig_podcastFor some, relocating a biotech company to a another country may seem daunting, especially considering things such as the cost of relocation, the need and expense for high-tech and specialized testing facilities, access to good talent and scientists, and the requirement for visa and government support. For the particular biotech company featured in this podcast, Bavaria was a natural choice. 

Globig's partner Invest In Bavaria - US recently interviewed Alexandra Barton-Sweeney,  CEO of Razzberry, as part of their series on North American entrepreneurs who have decided to start, settle, or build companies in Bavaria. They talked with Ms. Barton-Sweeney about why she selected Munich as the place for her subsidiary, with Razzberry headquarters based in the US. She was looking for a place to do R&D for her biotech company, and after attending the OktoberINVESTfest conference that takes place every October in New York, she knew that Bavaria was a great fit. 

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Topics: Germany, Doing Business in Germany, FDI, Munich, doing business in Munich, Europe, Invest in Bavaria, German startup resources, Int'l HR, Tech in Bavaria, Hi-tech talent, bio-tech, biotech, biotech in Bavaria, German biotech, American company in Bavaria Germany

[Podcast] Helpful Advice For Hiring Foreign Employees

Posted by Anke Corbin on Feb 22, 2018
  1. podcast_image.jpgThe hot topic for this Globig podcast is ‘Hiring Foreign Employees’ and things that often trip up companies, especially US companies, when hiring international talent.

Our featured expert is Mary Lemons, the VP of Human Resources Solutions at Global Upside. Global Upside is a leader in helping companies transform their finance, accounting, and human resources functions in over 100 countries.

Mary provides helpful advice about some of the key pitfalls to be prepared for before and when hiring international employees.

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Topics: PODCASt, human resources, HR podcast, global workforce, Global HR, hiring international employees

Foreign Direct Investment In Bavaria, Germany

Posted by ann stewart zachwieja on Feb 15, 2018


Invest_in_Bavaria_US_logoRecognized as Europe’s Top Tech Hub by the European Commission, Bavaria is often recognized as an ideal place for companies looking to expand into the European market. It is home to global players including Allianz, adidas, Audi, BMW, IBM Watson, Infineon, and Siemens. Tech giants such as Amazon, Microsoft, Salesforce, Intel, and CISCO have also established regional headquarters and research centers in the region, playing to the strengths of  Bavaria’s dominant industries: aerospace, automotive, energy, insurance, finance, logistics, new materials, the life sciences, and healthcare. Foreign companies that aim to service, partner, collaborate, or invest in businesses operating in these industries are flourishing.

But how easy is it for foreign companies to enter Europe’s largest market and set up a subsidiary or branch office in Bavaria? What resources are available to help them get acclimated and ultimately succeed? Anke Corbin, Founder and CEO of Globig, recently spoke with James Mister, West Coast Investment and Expansion Manager for Invest in Bavaria, to learn how they advise and support companies that are interested in doing business in southern Germany, right at the foothills of the Alps.


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Topics: germany, Europe, Foreign Direct Investment organization, Invest in Bavaria, Bavaria, Tech in Bavaria, International expansion to Bavaria

Understanding GDPR: Key Insights to Achieving HR Compliance

Posted by James Hrivnak on Feb 13, 2018


GDPR_EUAs many risk management departments of companies with European Union (EU) customers and employees are keenly aware, the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be enforced starting on May 25th, 2018. The aim of GDPR is to protect EU citizens when their personal data information is processed. The EU wants to ensure that the personal data of its citizens is kept safe, secure, and is not misused while being processed. Organizations that are found to have breached GDPR can be fined up to 4% of their annual global revenue or €20 Million, whichever is greater - so it’s worth taking these new regulations seriously.

While it’s probably clear that GDPR applies to customer data collected by companies, it’s important to remember that it also applies to employee data, including contractors and even candidates. If your company employs – or is considering employing – EU citizens, it’s time to get educated and prepared for May 25th.

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Topics: Europe, int'l legal, Int'l HR, European Union, EU GDPR compliance, GDPR

[Podcast] An Expert Overview Of How US Research & Development Tax Credits Work

Posted by Anke Corbin on Feb 8, 2018

podcast_image_460.jpgOur podcast guest is Joe Stoddard, a Partner at Eide Bailly specializing in US Research & Development Tax Credits. Eide Bailly is one of the top accounting firms in the US.

In this podcast, Joe talks to us about some of the major changes in R & D tax incentives, what they are,  their primary purpose, and how they work. 


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Topics: PODCASt, North America, Int'l Tax & Accounting, US taxes, US Tax Reform, Research & Development, R&D

Top Accelerators In The US - A Great Option For Foreign Companies

Posted by James Hrivnak on Feb 1, 2018

startup-594090_1920 (1).jpgAccelerators are companies that offer support services and funding opportunities for startups. They typically work by enrolling startups in programs that offer mentorship, office space, and supply chain resources. Accelerators have been exploding in popularity because they are designed to provide the best of both worlds for startups as well as investors.

Companies based outside the US may be hoping to use their accelerator experience to relocate and set their company up in the US after completing the program. Therefore, accelerators are often asked whether companies applying to a US accelerator need to be based in the US and if the founders must be US citizens. While each accelerator is different and you'll want to do your own homework, many accelerators are very open to international companies. For instance, on average, 30% to 40% of every batch of 500 Startup companies are international. 

International startup founders participating in US accelerators must be in the country legally, of course, but that has typically not been an issue, according to Y Combinator. For those companies that were started outside the US, Y Combinator will even help them convert to become a US company.  And while some accelerators will not directly assist with obtaining visas or immigration, they will generally reach into their extensive contacts and program alumni around the world to help companies obtain visas and resolve immigration issues. 

There are hundreds of accelerators around the US. If you're ready to learn more and want to find one that's right for your company - whether you are based in the US or not -  here's a list of some of our favorites to help you whittle it down. 

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Topics: United States, global expansion opportunities, Investment Funding, startup resources, international expansion advice, accelerators incubators, US accelerators

[Video] Time and Money-Saving Tips For Companies Expanding Into The UK

Posted by James Hrivnak on Jan 26, 2018

video_image.jpgThe UK, as a business-expansion destination, brings with it the appeal of success and prosperity but also the potential setbacks of setting up a business, such as the times it takes to set up a bank account or being able to afford the expense of the big cities.

In this  2-part Globig-exclusive interview with Ignite Accelerator's Martyn Davies, you'll learn the insider tips and resources that can help your business get on its feet quicker in the UK, choose the right city for your budget and means, find helpful investors, and more.

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Topics: Countries, global expansion, international banking, international expansion tips, global business, global expansion opportunities, Investment Funding, Doing Business in Europe, Europe, UK, Setting up a UK business, startup resources, European Union, Video, international expansion advice, doing business in london

[Podcast] How The New Republican Tax Bill Will Significantly Impact US International Tax Rules

Posted by Anke Corbin on Jan 25, 2018

podcast_image.jpgGlobig's podcast guest is Shannon Lemmon, a Partner and specialist in International Tax Services at Eide Bailly, one of the top accounting firms in the US.

The new Republican tax bill went into effect January 2018 and it significantly impacts US international tax rules. It’s been said the new bill represents the largest overhaul of the US tax code since 1986.  Shannon helps us to understand what the biggest changes are, when they will impact us, and what impact those changes will have.

Even though things are still changing and accounting firms are receiving weekly updates on the new laws from the IRS, we explore the following key areas:

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Topics: international taxation, Global, PODCASt, North America, Global Taxes, US taxes